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Leadership Opportunities

COVID-19 Update: Dear Applicants and Potential Participants,

Our crews and individual placements have always been the foundation and driving force of this organization. The safety of our participants has always been our utmost priority. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 situation, we have activated an Incident Response Team and are working around the clock to monitor and manage the effects of the outbreak. Conservation Legacy and its programs are strictly following guidelines provided by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO) and local public health agencies. If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your program or recruitment staff.

As conditions change, Conservation Legacy policies will evolve—we will post our most recent updates on our website and via social media. Please stay connected for the most up to date information.

We urge everyone to follow CDC and WHO protocols to limit the spread of the virus. We hope that you and your families are well.

In Service,

Conservation Legacy and Program Staff

Crew Leader

Southwest Conservation Corps’ Crew Leaders perform many roles and are the key to our program’s success. The position is multi-faceted and demanding, but with opportunity for enormous rewards. Successful candidates will demonstrate resourcefulness, effective communication skills, excellent judgement, maturity, initiative, professionalism, and the desire to devote themselves to a crew experience where the needs of others are placed above oneself. The Crew Leader position requires, mentorship, patience, technical aptitude, focus on efficiency, and a high level of comfort in the outdoors. Crew Leaders are ultimately responsible for successes and short-comings of the crew.

AmeriCorps Crew Leader Development Program

Based in Durango and Salida, the Crew Leader Development Program engages members with some previous experience to complete a variety of conservation projects while also receiving training and certifications to help prepare them for leadership roles with SCC or other conservation corps.

Adult Leadership • Four Corners & Los Valles Regions

Veterans Leadership • Four Corners & Los Valles Regions

Position TitlePosition LocationDatesApplication
Four Corners • Veterans Fire Corps Crew LeaderDurango, COJanuary 3, 2022 – March 19, 2022
March 28, 2022 – November 11, 2022
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Youth Leadership • Four Corners & Los Valles Regions

Position TitleLocationDatesApplication
All Youth Crew leadership opportunities are full for the 2021 season. Please check back in November/December for 2022 opportunities!

Watershed and Ecological Monitoring Crew Leaders

Position TitleLocationDatesApplication
All Small Team leadership opportunities are full for the 2021 season. Please check back in November/December for 2022 opportunities!